Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 126, No. 2, February

Anglicans Cannot Accept Universal Primacy of the Pope
WHEN ANGLICANS and Roman Catholics have so much in common, why can't we come together -- not just to be friends, not just to go steady, but to be one again? Our liturgies are now almost the same. Our bishops and clergy now dress up the same. Our...
Arab Christians among Middle East's Most Oppressed
TWO THOUSAND years after Christ's birth, Arab Christians see themselves as a beleaguered community, abandoned by the outside Christian world, facing extinction. They fear the Holy Land could become a museum for tourists bereft of Christianity as a...
Arctic Bishop Turns to England for Clergy
A recruiting campaign in England aimed at priests willing to serve in Canada's far North has drawn at least as much interest from the media as from potential candidates, says a bemused Bishop Chris Williams of the Diocese of the Arctic. The Guardian...
Attending a Virtual Church Becoming Easier: Bringing Services to the Home
I BEGAN this column on a Sunday morning, when I probably should have been getting myself and my family ready for church, but a flu bug has me convinced I shouldn't inflict myself on anyone else. But what about still attending "church" from home?...
Cathedral Continues Long Social History: Was Underground Railroad Depot (St Paul's Cathedral, London)
AMONG ITS claims to fame, the oldest church in southwestern Ontario has provided sanctuary to 19th-century slaves and 20th-century refugees, feeds hundreds of poor people and has blessed camels and earthworms. St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Ont.,...
Christian Artwork Exhibited (at Canadian Museum of Civilization)
TO MARK THE second millennium of Christ's birth, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Que., has mounted a huge exhibit called Under the Sign of the Cross: Creative Expressions of Christianity in Canada. In it, fine art and folk art rub shoulders...
Christian Event in Saskatoon Draws Thousands of Faithful (Anglican Church of Canada)
Saskatoon had its largest ever church service on Jan. 2 as thousands of Christians of all denominations filled Saskatchewan Place during the course of the day in an event called SONday. SONday is a combination of Sunday and Son's day, in reference...
Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules Directed by Lasse Hallstrom Starring Michael Caine and Tobey Maguire **** (out of five) Adult Accompaniment - mature theme "Good night, princes of Maine and kings of New England" says Dr. Larch (Michael Caine), to the boys...
Committees to Discuss Plans for Church's Future (Anglican Church of Canada)
A year or two ago, in the days before the Lytton judgment, the idea of the General Synod going bankrupt was unthinkable. But as 2000 opens, a new discussion document, Planning for the Future, lists bankruptcy as one of two options facing the national...
Convicted by the Word (a Bishop Discusses Demands of Communication)
IN THE EARLY 19th century an English Roman Catholic bishop wrote a letter full of good advice to a friend just becoming a bishop. He included the words, "Episcopus est homo litteris scribendis damnatus" (A bishop is a person condemned to write letters.)...
Diocese of Montreal Reaches out to Wider Community
THE DIOCESE OF Montreal continues to weather political upheaval and a population drain that has threatened its survival in a predominantly Roman Catholic and French Canadian faith and cultural community. It has not been easy, said Bishop Andrew...
Distance to Here: Live
Live The Distance to Here Radioactive / Universal THE VAST MAJORITY of secular rock acts who dress spiritual concerns in their albums are relatively grizzled veterans. A real exception is Live, a band based in Pennsylvania whose career has...
Grandson Up Front about Family Connections: Joining ANC Meant Losing Father's Approval
Cape Town As shouts of Viva Verwoerd! Viva ANC! drowned out his past, Wilhelm Verwoerd thrust his fist into the air in an ANC salute, acknowledging his new political family. His Afrikaner father had responded a year before to his joining the...
Marriage Doesn't Have to Spell End to Motorcycle
AMONG THE motorcycling set it has long been understood that marriage and motorcycles don't mix. The stereotype is this: Man rides motorcycle. Man meets woman. Woman decides motorcycle is a financial liability at best and a dangerous diversion at...
More Openness Needed in Dialogue with Other Faiths (December's Parliament of the World's Religions)
DECEMBER'S PARLIAMENT of the World's Religions in Cape Town brought together some 7,000 people representing over 100 religions. The main reason for the meeting was to find common grounds of action among the religions, such as keeping government focused...
Much of Value for Canadians in Teaching Series (the New Church's Teaching Series of Episcopal Church in the U.S.)
IN THE 1950s and again in the 1970s, the Episcopal (Anglican) Church in the U.S.A. commissioned two series of books to explore and teach the Christian faith. Now, a third, The New Church's Teaching Series, is being produced. The first four volumes...
Passions Still Dominate Jerusalem's Politics
Mark Twain The Innocents Abroad WITH ITS numerous holy places crammed into a square kilometre of tightly built-up space, the old, walled city in the Judean highlands looks as venerable today as it did when Mark Twain saw it more than 130 years...
Small Loans Can Make Big Changes for Poor
Micro-credit is taking off in the Anglican Communion. It's a simple idea that requires a small pot of money to begin with. Typically, a number of people in a developing country get together and apply for small business loans from the pot. Other...
Volunteer Agency Helps Develp Selection Process: (Anglican) Dioceses Join Ontario Screening Initiative
Screening potential volunteers in the church doesn't mean a police records check on altar guild members, but that and more is required when it comes to youth leaders, says a new guidebook on the subject. Youth leaders, clergy and choir leaders are...
What Century Did You Say?
100 years ago: February 1900 Canadian Churchman reported that it is curious to see how people still doubt as to whether we are now ending the 19th Century or beginning the 20th. Even the Archbishop of Canterbury has been appealed to on the subject....
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